Dental photography: Behind the scenes
Have you ever seen dental photography and said “What an amazing picture!”, then asked yourself how that picture was taken but could not find the answer?
You assumed it was taken with the best camera in the world, using the most powerful and precise lens, a professional illumination studio, a very professional one indeed, and that the black background must be a fabric made with 300 Egyptian threads taken from some pharaon’s grave in the VI century…You think: “Not anyone can take those pictures!”. But what if I tell you that dental photography is easier than you think and that now you can take a high impact photography with low impact in your wallet…?
*All credits to my mentor Carlos Ayala Paz (Perú) for developing this lighting technique.
Play with the lights to achieve different effects in your photographs.
When making dental photography it’s not necessary to have the best camera in the world neither the most sophisticated lens, you just need some tricks and tips, creativity and good manipulation of light!
The key in photography is understanding the light so you can manipulate it: it doesn’t really matter if it’s with a reflex camera or with the phone you take selfies with. Go and try it, document your cases and learn from them.